"Samsung and Motorola have maintained the respective
market leadership positions they established in our 2008 Matrix,"
comments research analyst Xavier Ortiz. "This year, they ranked very
close to one another. Each has a decent amount of R&D invested in this
area, as well as comprehensive 802.16 patent portfolios.
"Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, Nortel, and Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) have
all exited the market since 2008, for differing reasons. The result:
Alvarion, previously ranked eighth, has risen to take third position as
it has gained contracts, and partnered with some of the vendors who left
the market. Huawei has also become a major player, when it wasn't even a
significant part of the lineup two years ago, by gaining substantial
business with Clearwire."
For this particular matrix, under "innovation," ABI Research examined
the vendors' early product development for mobile WiMAX, their
end-to-end telecom product offerings, and their intellectual property
holdings for OFDMA, MIMO and beamforming. Other Innovation factors were
the companies' demonstrated commitments to 802.16m, and the number of
802.16m trials under way.
Under "implementation," ABI Research scrutinized the following criteria:
vendors' market share and major customer wins; the number of trials
acquired; the degree of the vendors' focus on high-growth developing
countries; and their partnerships with other companies in the mobile
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